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John G Winant Visiting Professor of American Government

Rothermere American Institute in association with Balliol College, Oxford

The University of Oxford invites applications for the John G. Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government. The tenure of each Visiting Professor will be up to one academic year (1 September to 1 July). Applications are now open for the academic years 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24.

You will be expected to deliver one major public lecture, the Winant Lecture, preferably in the first term of your appointment. More generally you will contribute to the intellectual activity of the Rothermere American Institute.

You will be intellectually eminent in American government, with an academic background (e.g. PhD and research experience) in American government, political science, or similar related field of study.

You will hold a Supernumerary Visiting Fellowship at Balliol College ( A stipend is payable (£40,000 for the academic year, or pro rata if the appointment is for only part of an academic year). This stipend is intended to be a supplement to your current salary. In addition, some funds are available for travel expenses and for other expenses incurred in the course of your duties as the Visiting Professor.

Further details may be obtained from Sue Morris, Secretary to the Winant Visiting Professorship, Senior Appointments Team, University of Oxford (email:

Applications including a CV and covering letter should be sent directly by email to: Please indicate for which of the three academic year(s) you wish to be considered, in your covering letter.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Further particulars

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 April 2020.

This vacancy is also advertised on the University website.

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